Handcuffed in Houston: Harris County Arrests for January 3, 2022

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The following people were arrested Houston and Harris County, Texas, on felony charges. All records are obtained through the Harris County District Clerk’s website.

The cases for January 3, 2022, include a man charged with robbing someone at knifepoint at a Kroger grocery store in Cypress, a woman accused of threatening another woman with a glass liquor bottle in Houston and a man accused of stealing a car and leading police on a chase, court records show.

Those who have been arrested are presumed innocent unless proven guilty. Capital felony charges are the most serious under Texas law. They carry a potential sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole or death. First-degree felony changes are the second-most serious in Texas, with a potential sentence of 5 to 99 years in prison or, in some cases, up to life in prison without parole. Second-degree felony charges in Texas include a potential sentence of 2 to 20 years in prison. Third-degree felony charges could result in a sentence of 2 to 10 years in prison. And state jail felony charges could lead to a potential sentence of 180 days to 2 years.

Here is the Houston-area felony arrest log for Monday, January 3, 2022:

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Corey Lockett, 33, of Houston, was charged with aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon, a first-degree felony. Lockett’s bond was set at $25,000. Lockett was arrested by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office on January 1, 2022. Lockett is accused of robbing a man at knifepoint at the Kroger grocery store on Barker Cypress Road in Cypress, Texas, according to court documents.

Amanda Huerta, 30, of Houston, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony. Huerta’s bond information was not immediately available. Huerta was arrested January 2, 2022, by the Houston Police Department. Huerta is accused of threatening a woman with a glass liquor bottle, according to court documents.

Valentine Aleman, 18, was charged with aggravated assault with serious bodily injury, a second-degree felony. Aleman’s bond information was not immediately available. Aleman was arrested by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office on January 1, 2022, and is accused of assaulting a man with his foot, according to court documents.

Julian Epimenio Sosa, 28, was charged with aggravated assault with serious bodily injury, a second-degree felony. Sosa’s bond information was not immediately available. Sosa was arrested by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office on January 1, 2022, and he is accused of punching a man. Sosa has previous felony convictions for burglary of a habitation in 2012 and 2018, court records show.

Derek Von Phillips Jr., 24, was charged with aggravated assault with serious bodily injury, a second-degree felony. Phillips’ bond information was not immediately available. Phillips was arrested by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office on January 1, 2022, and is accused of punching a man.

Cornell Derrick Waters, 51, was charged with burglary of a habitation, a second-degree felony. Waters’ bond was set at $40,000. Waters was arrested by the Houston Police Department on January 1, 2022.

Netara Sharnell Cartwright, 25, of Houston, was charged with burglary of a habitation, a second-degree felony. Cartwright’s bond was set at $40,000. Cartwright was arrested by the Houston Police Department on January 1, 2022.

Steven Gabino Morales, 53, of Houston, was charged with unlawful carrying of a weapon by a felon, a second-degree felony. Morales’ bond was set at $10,000. Morales was arrested by the Houston Police Department on January 1, 2022, and accused of illegally possessing a handgun. He was previously convicted of felony DWI in Harris County in 2005.

Jason Deforest Cotright, 19, was charged with unlawful carrying of a weapon by a felon, a second-degree felony. Cotright’s bond was set at $10,000. Cotright was arrested by the Harris County Constable Precinct 4 on January 1, 2022. Cotright is accused of illegally carrying a handgun. He was previously convicted of felony theft in Montgomery County, Texas, in March 2021.

Hamilicar Hasan, 36, of Houston, was charged with unlawful carrying of a weapon by a felon, a second-degree felony. Hasan’s bond was set at $10,000. Hasan, who was previously convicted of felony unauthorized use of a motor vehicle in 2021, was arrested on January 1, 2022, by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

Jahdari Hatton, 22, of Houston, was charged with assault on a public servant, a third-degree felony. Hatton’s bond information was not immediately available. Hatton was arrested by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office on December 31, 2021, and is accused of assaulting a detention officer at the Harris County Jail, court records show.

John Grant, 42, of Houston, was charged with assault on EMS personnel, a third-degree felony. Grant’s bond was set at $10,000. Grant was arrested by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office on January 1, 2022.

Roy Thompson, 36, of Houston, was charged with theft of an amount greater than $30,000, but less than $150,000, a third-degree felony. Thompson’s bond was set at $5,000. He was also charged with evading arrest with a vehicle, a third-degree felony. Thompson, who is accused of stealing a motor vehicle, was arrested by the Houston Police Department on January 2, 2022. Thompson has a previous conviction for felony robbery in Harris County in 2003.

Jose Maria Balderas, 45, of Houston, was charged with evading arrest with a vehicle, a third-degree felony. Balderas’s bond was set at $2,500. Balderas was also charged with misdemeanor DWI-first offender. Balderas was arrested by the Houston Police Department on January 2, 2022, after he fled from an officer during an attempted traffic stop, court records show.

Efrain Meza Calderon, 47, of Houston, was charged with evading arrest with a vehicle, a third-degree felony. Calderon’s bond was set at $2,500. Calderon was also charged with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor. Calderon was arrested by the Harris County Constable Precinct 8 on January 1, 2022.

Everett Lewis, 46, of Houston, was charged with being a felon in possession of a weapon, a third-degree felony. Lewis’s bond was set at $7,500. Lewis was previously convicted of felony theft in Harris County in 2015, court records show. Lewis was arrested by the Lakeview Police Department on December 21, 2021.

Edilma Perez, 44, of Houston, was charged with third-offense DWI, a third-degree felony. Perez’s bond was set at $15,000. Perez was arrested on January 1, 2022, by the Harris County Constable Precinct 5. Perez has previous convictions for DWI in Harris County in 2019 and in 2021, court records show.

Vicente Gonzales Montero, 68, of Tomball, Texas, was charged with third-offense DWI, a third-degree felony. Montero’s bond was set at $25,000. Montero was arrested by the Harris County Constable Precinct 4 on January 2, 2022. Montero has previous DWI convictions in Harris County in 2012 and 2020, court records show.

Jacoby Hunter Walker, 26, of Deer Park, Texas, was charged with third-offense DWI, a third-degree felony. Walker’s bond information was not immediately available. Walker was arrested by the Deer Park Police Department on January 2, 2022. Walker has previous DWI convictions in Victoria County, Texas, in 2018 and Harris County in 2019, court records show.

Gabriel Garza, 39, of Houston, was charged with third-offense DWI, a third-degree felony. Garza’s bond information was not immediately available. Garza was arrested by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office on January 1, 2022. Garza has previous DWI convictions in Harris County in 2001 and Nueces County, Texas, in 2007, court records show.


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